“Everyone wants to understand art. Why don’t we try to understand the song of a bird”--Picasso
There are things in this world that can’t be explained. When speaking of images, we tend to talk around and through them, losing the meaning of its essence. Can you explain the essence of a painting, or an etching, why it has moved you so? Can you explain the essence of Picasso? He was not only remarkable and worthy of attention but popular to the highest degree. His art was the embodiment and the paragon of what people thought was modern in visual art.
Edvard Munch contributed and brought into existence something new. He gave voice through his paintings and his printmaking. The originality of his work was profoundly penetrating and revolutionary in developing an understanding of the human condition and how it is expressed.